Effective wound bed preparation


For effective wound bed preparation, you can rely on HydroClean - a Hydro-Responsive Wound Dressing (HRWD) for the majority of acute and chronic wounds.

56% removal of necrosis and devitalised tissue within 14 days3

HydroClean® can be used on a variety of acute and chronic wounds where moist wound healing is needed.


hydroclean water arrows - cleanses, debrides and absorbs exudate

Unique Rinsing-Absorption Mechanism

HydroClean® provides both rinsing and absorption. Discover the advantages of the unique Rinsing-Absorption Mechanism:

Ringer’s solution is continuously released at a constant rate to facilitate the autolysis of necrosis and slough 23

Absorbs wound exudate and debrides devitalised tissue to provide an ideal wound-healing environment 20,22,23

HydroClean available sizing

Dressing SizeDressings Per PackHARTMANN Code
4 cm round10609 220
4 x 8 cm oval10609 222
5.5 cm round10609 224
7.5 x 7.5 cm10609 226
10 x 10 cm10609 228
Dressing SizeDressings Per PackHARTMANN Code

4 cm round

10609 002
4 x 8 cm oval10609 004
5.5 cm round10609 006
7.5 x 7.5 cm10609 008
10 x 10 cm10609 012

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